A.J. was born with what the doctors called “multiple anomalies,” which turned out to be quite an understatement. His vocal chords did not function properly, so he never cried or made a sound. But during his short two years, he spoke volumes to us. We learned so much from him. We called him, “Silent Messenger of God.” After four months in the NICU, we brought him home with a ventilator, feeding tube, monitors, and lots of questions for God.
The Lord was so good to send us Christian nurses to help with his care. They ministered to us, as much as to Aaron. One day, during one of our many heart-bearing conversations about babies who live short, difficult lives, his nurse, Paula, said something so profound and perspective changing for me. It revolutionized my view of life, and our purposes in God’s plan.
“You know, we are born for eternity, not just for earth.” Born for a life beyond the earthly realm! Think of it! God has a plan for our lives that goes on forever! A life that will be forever in the Light! …or not!
What a comfort, delight, and wonder! To think that our precious boy has a future and a purpose far beyond what we could ever imagine or hope. Born for eternity! To live a life…
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Cortinthians 2:9
A life beyond this veil of tears. And a glorious life, at that. Life in the Kingdom of Heaven.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
I had a very interesting post on my Facebook page yesterday that prompted this subject today. It was a short video by Pastor Francis Chan. I’ll let him show you what I mean.
Eternal life….what will yours look like? You CAN know! You CAN be sure! Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. Come to Him now, if you haven’t already. His loving arms await. If you have been away from Him for a while, His loving arms await your return. It is time. We are eternal beings…the Light awaits, ….but, so does darkness. It is time to choose.
Let’s pray: Father of Lights, draw us to Yourself that we may dwell in your house forever. Help our eyes to see beyond the sky; and help our hearts to long for heaven. We choose Light rather than darkness; we choose life rather than death; we choose YOU! In Jesus’ name,
Here is a beautiful song by a one of my favorite artists, Fernando Ortega, “Beyond the Sky.”